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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 12, 2007 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are the best covers of Dead songs on the archive?

no, tho they're tryin', as with this cover of St. Stephen:

http://www.archive.org/details/mc1986-10-23-at8505.flac16

Max Creek does a bit better at this show covering St. Stephen:

http://www.archive.org/details/mc1989-10-31.flac16

Maybe it's the vocals that don't vary in tone, they're really tryin' but it doesn't quite get there.

Now, if we can take this way back to the earliest examples of bands who covered or were strongly influenced by Grateful Dead songs...
how about some recommended late '60s - early '70s bands?
Note, these aren't live or on archive but are worth seeking out for serious students.
I'll provide at least one link to a complete track, an interesting example of one that sounds very much inspired by St. Stephen (listen to the lead guitar break):

Wizards from Kansas doing "Country Dawn" (1970)- http://www.myspace.com/reelscarce (on left side of page, mid-way inside the black music box)

And these GD-inspired bands... here's a link to a bunch of 'em, from a previous thread (to save space on this one!) --
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=96366






This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2007-11-12 15:48:18

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 13, 2007 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are the best covers of Dead songs on the archive?

and then there's Los Lobos' cover of Bertha - maybe the only GD cover that actually sold well.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 13, 2007 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are the best covers of Dead songs on the archive?

I'll have to check that out . . . love Bertha!!